Suicide

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series WordsData mining has been a topic of interest to businesses and researchers for many decades. For physicians and other clinicians, and those designing systems for clinicians, data mining has been of less interest. Yes, you can use data mining to predict the volume of patients […]

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Anti-Data Pixels

This entry is part 25 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 25 of 30 in the series WordsLess is More –Mies van der Rohe In high school English class, many of my generation were forced to study a book about writing known as “Strunk and White.” Compared to many other books we were forced to read, it had many advantages. It was […]

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Skeuomorphism

This entry is part 24 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 24 of 30 in the series WordsSkeuomorphism has been around for a long time. Architects including Frank Lloyd Wright have eschewed it. Alan Cooper, known as one of the founding fathers of user interaction design for computer systems, decried it in the first edition of his classic text, About Face: Essentials […]

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Cost Disease

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series WordsThe Cost Disease is both the name of a book, and the economic theory espoused by this book. The theory is relatively simple at its base. There are two segments to our modern economy, the progressive and the stagnant. The progressive sector makes rapid improvement […]

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Speech Recognition

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Charting

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series ChartingIn the Beginning: VoiceEM Back in 1988, Ray Kurzweil came out with speech-recognition software, including something called VoiceEM. It was an emergency medicine physician charting application; there was also VoiceRAD for radiology. These were DOS programs that ran with that typical DOS 80 character x 25 character text […]

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